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Profiling Our Amazing Staff During Social Work Month – Week Five Recap

In case you missed it, KVC West Virginia honored a social worker each day for the month of March on our Facebook page.  Here are the last week of honorees.

Robin Caldwell is the lead home finder for KVC West Virginia. She has 18 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field and began her career working with the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) population and at-risk families. In 1998, she was appointed as a therapeutic foster care coordinator with Action Youth Care. She was also a family service specialist and foster care coordinator where she worked on recruitment and retention of foster homes in this area. Today, she continues recruitment and retention efforts in the Lincoln, Kanawha, Mason and Putnam County areas. She is also on the Centralized Intake Team and assists in KVC adoptions for West Virginia. She aids in the training of new staff and foster parents.  In 2009 and 2012, KVC honored Ms. Caldwell with the Leader of the Year award from the Alliance for Children Conference. Ms. Caldwell holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Marshall University and is a licensed social worker. She is currently working toward her master’s of social work with the specialization in community organization and social administration practice at West Virginia University.

Kimberly Marcum is the permanency case manager for Wayne KVC and is a licensed social worker. She is a veteran case manager who has worked with KVC for years prior to returning to us in 2014. She is the ultimate team player, often quietly taking on extra tasks to aid her co-workers. She shies away from being in the spotlight, however she deserves recognition for being someone her coworkers, supervisor, and families can always count on. She’s a hard worker and dedicated to her many roles in KVC. Thank you for everything you do, Kimberly!

Tamara Nichols attended Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio where she received her bachelor’s degree in social work. She began working for KVC in June 2003 as a family service specialist and was promoted to clinical team coordinator in 2006. She left KVC for two years but returned in January 2013 as a foster/adoptive care case manager, though her title does not give justice to the many roles and responsibilities she takes on for our Logan office. Some of her other roles include assessor, treatment planner, voice of reason, and organizational guru. Her connections in the community make her an invaluable asset and enable us to get the information we need to provide quality services. She is always quick to lend a hand to her coworkers and supervisor. Tamara knows how to get things done and her organizational skills are without parallel. Thank you, Tamara, for always being there for KVC and the communities of Logan, Boone, and Mingo. You are irreplaceable!

Brent Lemon is the president of KVC West Virginia. Brent has his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from the University of Kentucky. He currently oversees administration of programming and program implementation. He works closely with directors and staff members to increase productivity and program outcomes. He also collaborates with community partners, building alliances and advocating for needed services for children and families in the state of West Virginia.  Mr. Lemon came to Croney and Clark (now KVC Kentucky) in August 2000 as an IMPACT Plus Clinician. Brent became president of KVC West Virginia in 2011. Throughout the years, he has worn a number of hats and worked with each program in the agency. His favorite part of his work in the agency is the design, development and final implementation of projects. His best days at the agency are when the projects and initiatives come to fruition. Whether it is our software Chart Online or a newly-funded program, he enjoys being an active participant in creating positive change in the organization. He has a passion for combining both ideas and technology to further the mission of KVC WV!

KVC is so proud of its team and we are currently looking to expand!  If you are interested in being part of a hardworking team that provides quality services to children and families, learn more here.

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